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Paul David Hewson

(1960-05-10) 10 May 1960 (age 64)
Dublin, Ireland
Other namesBono Vox
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, activist, businessman, philanthropist
Ali Hewson (m. 1982)
Children4, including Eve Hewson
Musical career
OriginFinglas, Dublin, Ireland
GenresRock, post-punk, alternative rock
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active1976–present

Paul David Hewson KBE (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono,[1] is an Irish person who sings and writes songs. He also gives money to charity and works to bring about political and social change. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band U2.

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He became a member of the band U2 on 25 September 1976, when he responded to a message that was placed by Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band.

The name Bono was a type of hearing aid and in Latin means good voice.

Bono married Alison Stewart. They have four children. Jordan (b. 1989), Eve (b. 1991), Elijah (b. 1999) and John (b. 2001).

Bono is known for his work in philanthropy. He was named Time Person of the Year for his charity work. Bono has even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, though he did not win it.

References[change | change source]

  1. Wall, Mick (2006). Bono: In the Name of Love. Andre Deutsch Ltd. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-233-00177-7.

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